Category Archives: Spread Eagle Theatre

The lights go down at town centre’s Spread Eagle Theatre

The Spread Eagle Theatre, the 50-seater comedy and cabaret venue above the pub next to the Town Hall, is to close. The upstairs room was transformed into a studio theatre five years ago, at a time when Croydon’s Warehouse Theatre … Continue reading

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Butt plugs, uncontrolled sphincters and £50,000 council grants

Our arts correspondent, BELLA BARTOCK, on some perhaps surprising use of council hand-outs Cash-strapped Croydon Council teamed up with the Arts Council England this summer to hand out public-funded grants totalling more than £50,000 in cash and kind to a … Continue reading

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Coward’s cabaret recalls being beastly to the Germans

It is fitting that a Fuller’s pub should present a stage show about the lyrical genius who wrote “London Pride”. BELLA BARTOCK made her way up the stairs at the Spread Eagle to see it performed It is cabaret, and … Continue reading

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Witness a Martian invasion of the Spread Eagle, Oct 26

Comedy nights return to the Spread Eagle next month. Simon Watt, Rachel Wheeley, Samantha Baines and Gemma Arrowsmith play the theatre space above the pub on Croydon High Street on Thursday October 26. Been anywhere good on holiday lately?

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Making drama out of crisis: King of Egypt comes to Croydon

“Escaped psychiatric patient Kevin Haggerty is not pleased about his diagnosis, even less pleased about being on a section of the Mental Health Act, and distinctly upset about being told he is not the reincarnation of the pharaoh Ramses II. … Continue reading

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Mrs Oscar Wilde launches Spread Eagle autumn season

The (metaphorical) curtain* goes up on the Spread Eagle Theatre’s autumn season tomorrow night with the staging of Mrs Oscar Wilde. Constance Lloyd is rarely remembered in literary history. A feminist, a writer and a mother, she is rather remembered … Continue reading

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Spread Eagle offers 50% off cabaret festival shows this week

The Spread Eagle Theatre, right in the centre of Croydon, is offering half-price tickets for its Cabaret Festival performances tomorrow night, May 18. Red Hot Globe Trot, at 7.30pm, features La Voix, a semi-finalist on Britain’s Got Talent who has … Continue reading

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Spread Eagle launches the first Croydon Cabaret Festival

The Spread Eagle Theatre, the intimate space above one of the town centre’s most popular pubs, is staging the first Croydon Cabaret Festival over the next four weeks. Starting next Friday with Cat Loud, there will be more than a … Continue reading

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Amy Johnson play ready to take off again at the Spread Eagle

A one-woman show about aviator Amy Johnson will get a second run at The Spread Eagle Theatre during the Croydon Heritage Festival in June. Amy Johnson: Last Flight Out was performed by Jenny Lockyer at last month’s Croydonites theatre festival. … Continue reading

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6 Ways To Break A Bird, Spread Eagle Theatre, Apr 8

There’s a bird in your hand. It’s tiny, delicate face peering up at you with love. It trusts you. And you’re stood before a man in a white coat with a pair of scissors. He’s offering to clip your bird’s … Continue reading

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Mozart comes to Croydon at the Spread Eagle ‘Opera House’

For one night only next month, the Spread Eagle Theatre will become … an opera house. Following a successful run at the Grimeborn Festival, Time Zone Theatre’s original take on Mozart and Salieri starts its England Tour in March, including … Continue reading

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Khaki Cabaret hits right notes at the Spread Eagle, Nov 26

Chanteuse and mistress of dramatic cabaret, Fiona-Jane Weston, recreates the excitement of times that changed our world forever in a moving and humorous performance in the acclaimed production Wartime Women – The Khaki Cabaret.

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Tommy Atkins is on parade at the Spread Eagle, Nov 10-11

In timely and poignant fashion, the Spread Eagle Theatre is staging Meet Tommy Atkins next Thursday and Friday, November 10 and November 11, a new play based on the wartime diaries of soldiers on the Western Front during the First … Continue reading

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BearDog presents Do You Mind?, Spread Eagle Theatre, Nov 4

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Cockroached, Theatre 63 at the Spread Eagle, Oct 21-22

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Colours of Kenny Roach, Spread Eagle Theatre, Oct 14

Peppermint Muse Theatre Company returns to The Spread Eagle Theatre next Friday with The Colours of Kenny Roach, a five-star thought-provoking piece of new writing which premiered at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe. Peppermint’s previous shows – Altamont and Lavender Junction … Continue reading

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Theatre season offers mix of solemn drama and low farce

From the solemn to the ridiculous, the autumn season at the Spread Eagle Theatre, in the room above the pub on the corner of the High Street and Katharine Street in the town centre, appears to offer it all. From … Continue reading

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It’s murder most foul when Dr Crippen comes to Croydon

Murder by Gaslight sees the welcome the return of the Victrian theatrical company, ‘Don’t Go into the Cellar’ to the Spread Eagle Theatre in the town centre, even if it does mean that infamous doctors Crippen and Palmer are let … Continue reading

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Comedy Festival will be more than Much Ado About Nothing

The second Croydon Comedy Festival takes place around the borough this June and July, offering a mix of top-flight live comedy acts, Shakespearian theatre, and free screenings of some classic movies. Confirmed acts include Croydon’s own Lucy Porter and Kevin … Continue reading

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The Unknown Soldier parades at the Spread Eagle, Mar 25-26

After its hugely successful premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe last year, when it received four- and five-star reviews, The Unknown Soldier, by writer Ross Ericson is now on a national tour, stopping off at the Spread Eagle Theatre in Croydon … Continue reading

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Cat Loud and Finn Anderson, Spread Eagle Theatre, Feb 20

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Spread Eagle Theatre announces details of its spring season

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A Wilde night in a pub that felt a little bit like hard labour

OPENING NIGHT: DIANA ECCLESTON reviews a tour de force at The Spread Eagle Theatre on Katharine Street I’ve always been a huge fan of Oscar Wilde. What’s not to love? His elegant flair for fashion and words, the brilliant plays … Continue reading

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Spread Eagle brings a touch of Wildean wit to Croydon

They are promising a couple of Wilde nights at the Spread Eagle Theatre next month. Olivier Award nominee Gerard Logan is performing in two one-act plays based on the writings of Oscar Wilde around his imprisonment. Wilde Without the Boy … Continue reading

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Pope Head: Secret Life of Francis Bacon, Spread Eagle, Oct 16

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